The truth can rewrite your past
In light of the recent Royal Commission into Institutional Child Abuse Our Father dives into the psychology of a family turned upside down. From emerging writer Lucy Holz and director Meg Taranto, this show rejects the victim-perpetrator narrative of abuse and, instead, gives affected families a voice.
A man who is a father, a husband, and an ex-teacher is about to be convicted leaving his wife and children to come to terms with who they have been sharing their lives with. As their world is capsized and their memories are manipulated, they all begin to question - are you guilty for keeping someone else's secret?
Mistrust and guilt seep into relationships and both loyalty and culpability are tested. No-one is safe from their past.
A debut production from writer and performer Holz, Our Father was first developed in 2019 as part of the Union House Theatre's Writer in Residency Program andf was given a staged reading in the Guild Theatre. An excerpt of the show was selected for the 2018 Tastings Festival with the performance receiving Union House Theatre's Outstanding Writing Award.
Written by: Lucy Holz
Directed by: Meg Taranto
Composed by: Liam Bell
Set by: Jack Murray
Lighting and Costumes by: Oliver Ross
Assistant Director: Kate Douglas
Dramaturgy by: Samsara
DATES: 26 - 28 September 2019
VENUE: Guild Theatre
TICKETS: Full $10 Concession $8
BOOKING: www.melbournefringe.com.au or call (03) 9660 9666